Monday, April 9, 2007

Easter Weekend

We had such an eventful Easter weekend this year!

It was packed with family, lots of friends, and, of course yummy food and candy!

I'll start at the beginning.

Saturday morning we all woke up early for our funfilled day. Clay took the children to an Easter egg hunt while I stayed home and prepared the food and decorations for Gracie's "Easter Bunny Brunch". I served four of the most charming little girls in the whole wide world (Gracie, Annie, Paityn, and Avery) sandwiches, doughnuts, and fruit. There were also bunny ears provided and a peanut butter egg to satisfy a possible sweet tooth. Afterwards I read them a couple of Gracies favorite Easter Bunny books. It was a delightful morning spending time with them and their mothers(a few of my best friends!)

The next big event was a suprise birthday party for my friend Jenny. It was her 30th birthday and Darin wanted to throw her a Big Suprise Bash and so I and a bunch of other friends helped put together a party she will not soon forget! The food was amazing! We had all signed up to bring something and so there was lots and lots of yummy salads, BBQ pork sandwiches, drinks and you can just imagine the desset table. Suzanne and I were in charge of the decorations and I think they turned out pretty darn cute. We got to hang out with old friends and meet some new ones! There was some very silly singing performed by the birthday girl herself and Courtney that we all very much enjoyed(Gracie kept looking at me with the cutest face as if to say... are they for real? it was soo funny), but of course the highlight of the evening was when Jenny showed up completely shocked. She is such a sweet person and I feel so blessed to be her friend. I hope she had a fun night. We surley did.

I was asked earlier in the week if I would teach the Easter lesson. I decided to accept and was somewhat regretting my decision the rest of the week. But Saturday night (yes, I am the biggest procratinator) I was preparing the lesson and it was really nice, after such a busy week, to sit down and focus on Christ and the ressurection for a few hours. It was definitly what I needed and honestly, if I wasn't teaching the lesson, I doubt I would have studied the scriptures so earnestly.

Well, Easter morning arrived and (like most Sunday mornings) was quite crazy. The Easter Bunny had some fun little gifts for everyone (coloring books, puzzle books, and a cute little bunny I got from Anthropologie)! I was trying to get the children fed, dressed, hair brushed, shoes on, and then praying they would stay full, dressed, keep the ribbon in, and leave their shoes on until it was time to go. I got myself ready and went over my lesson... and we did it... We got to church on time!

When we got home we ate a snack and my Mom, Dad, sister Jen, and her husband Gary, and daughter Madi came for dinner! It was sooo yummy and we had a lot of fun just hanging out! Thanks Mom & Dad for the Books, Lotion, Candy and DVD (Wink Wink)!

It was a perfect ending to a perfect day.


Jen Bird said...

Thanks again for such a fabulous tea party!! It couldn't have been more perfect!! We're so glad you are our friends!! We love you guys!

sue-donym said...

You did such an amazing job for the party. Thank you so much! It was great to finally meet you!

~j. said...

Thank you SO MUCH for all you did. It was the perfect day, and the perfect party (which I will soon put up a post about). Thank you for being such a lovely, loving friend.

Messimoo said...

I am amazed once more. I can't believe all that you do. I finally got the computer back, can you tell? I'm so glad you had such a fun day!

Elizabeth said...

These pics are great. Is that CJane singing in that photo?

Kristen said...

Yes~ that's cjane. She is so funny!